Trans-National Crimes:  IGP Hosts ECOWAS Police Chiefs

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By: Joy Odor/Abuja

The Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Adamu will be hosting West African Police and Security Chiefs between 14th – 16th May 2019, under the auspices of WAPCCO in Abuja.

According to a statement issued by DCP Frank Mba of Force Public Relations Officer Abuja and made to reportcircle said this is as part of ongoing efforts at galvanizing multinational efforts towards finding a lasting solution to transnational crimes, especially terrorism, violent extremism, kidnapping, illicit circulation of small arms and light weapons, human trafficking, maritime security, herders and farmers’ conflict amongst others,

He said the event will have in attendance the INTERPOL Secretary General, representatives of African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL), members of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in South Africa and representatives from Committee of Chiefs of Police from Central Africa among other key Security Stakeholders.

The statement noted that the meeting will present an opportunity for all Security Chiefs across West Africa to re- commit themselves to collaborate more effectively towards tackling trans-border crimes and other regional security threats in an increasingly globalized world.

The West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) is a structure under ECOWAS designed to bring together Heads of Police of ECOWAS Member States to exchange and share intelligence and collaborate with one another in the fight against criminality and Security threats in West Africa.

WAPCCO’s areas of interest include the tackling of illicit trade on drugs, enforcement of immigration laws, policing of marine space, customs activities, and financial intelligence amongst others.

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